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Bon Jovi for Governor?


11/14/07
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(antiMusic) Despite some speculation that Jon Bon Jovi has been positioning himself to run for governor of the state he abandoned, his PR person has denied such plans and says that Jon's "day job is going too well" for him to contemplate such a move. Maybe the pay cut would be too much for him?

Bon Jovi has long been a supporter of left-wing politics and politicians so it's natural to assume that he may want to get involved directly instead of being a fund-raiser for the political causes he believes in. Some have read into a few facts that Jon is positioning himself for a run.

Fact one is that when Jon and his family abandoned their native New Jersey for the trendy mecca of SoHo, Jon kept his house in Red Bank in retain his residency so he could run for governor. They also point to his political appearances with the Al Gore's and John Kerry's of the world. Perhaps thinking his fame would help him actually win elections? And the big one is the fact that Bon Jovi has hired former Mayor David Dinkins chief of staff Ken Sunshine as his new public relations "guru".

Sunshine has dismissed the political speculation with the following statement to the New York Post, "Jon has been approached many times about running for office," he said. "His day job is going too well, and this way he can keep the house." What he didn't say is with what Bon Jovi is charging his fans for tickets he can probably keep more than just that one house if he wanted. On the other hand, maybe Jon is just practicing at being a politician and learning the first main skill which is how to deny something?

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